Photographer Shane Drummond (http://shanedrummond.com) shows us how to do light painting on a beautiful night at the South St. Seaport using contemporary dancers.
What you will need:
- Tripod (or a place to keep camera still)
- Source of Light (for this video we used glow bracelets, and when they prove to be too dim we improvised and used cell phones)
- Yourself or friends
Set the camera to:
- low shutter speed
- low ISO
- high aperture/F-stop
What we found out:
- The brighter the light, the easier to paint with. The bracelets produced a faint and colorful glow, which could be a cool effect, but in order to really do the painting we needed a strong source, like the iPhone flashlight.
- Be creative! test out all different things you can produce with light, tracing people, using different light sources, different movements and combinations. Have Fun!
Special thanks to dancers: Jonathan Priester, Tessa Peterson and Jen Moore for being such a good time. They’re all truly talented and we hope to see their skills on another shoot.